Abdul Shaikh , PhD, MHS
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Research Area: Behavioral Informatics, Open Innovation, Translational Science
Abdul is a Program Director and Behavioral Scientist in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB). With a diverse background in the health and technology industries, he specializes in translational science and advanced technology initiatives in behavioral informatics, data science, and open innovation. Abdul has led key public private partnerships between commercial, non-profit, academic, and federal entities, and has been recognized by HHS leadership for advancing innovation in the public sector for directing the first NIH implementation of prize competitions tied to the America COMPETES Act (http://tinyurl.com/dyojlle). He also provides leadership for the Division's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort, including the recent launch of a funding opportunity for commercializing evidence-based consumer and clinical health technologies for cancer control (PA-12-196). A seasoned presenter and author, Abdul was the lead editor for a special issue on Cyberinfrastructure for Consumer Health in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and was recently honored with the Lawrence Green Paper of the Year Award for scholarship contributing to the field of behavioral medicine.
Dr. Shaikh received his Doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he was a Rackham Merit Fellow. He received his Master of Health Science degree in Health Promotion as a University of Toronto Open Fellow, and his Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. He is an active member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and the American Medical Informatics Association.
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Chismar, W., Horan, T., Hesse, B., Feldman, S., & Shaikh, A. Health cyberinfrastructure for collaborative use-inspired research and practice. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40(5):s108-s114.
Vinson, C., Bickmore, T., Farrell, D., Campbell, M., Saunders, E., Nowak, M., Fowler, B., & Shaikh, A. R Adapting research-tested computer tailored interventions for implementation . Trans Beh Med 2011; 1(1).
Moser, R., Hesse, B., Shaikh, A. R., Courtney, P., Morgan, G., Augustson, E., et al. Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM): Using science 2.0 to standardize measures and share data. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40(5):s134-s143.
Shaikh, A. R., Prabhu Das, I., Vinson, C., & Spring, B. Cyberinfrastructure for Consumer Health. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40(5):s91-s250.
Shaikh, A. R., Vinokur, A., Yaroch, A., Williams, G., & Resnicow, K. Direct and mediated effects of two theoretically-based interventions to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in the Healthy Body Healthy Spirit trial. Health Educ Behav 2011; 38(5):492-501.